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Forestry and Furnishing Products Division

The CFMEU Forestry and Furnishing Products Division of the CFMEU has 18,200 members in all areas of the Forest and Wood Products and Furnishing Industries.
Latest News
Shoalhaven mill closure - too little too late from the Abbott Govt - 24 February 2015
Australian passports and birth certificates will no longer be produced with Australian made paper, as the Shoalhaven region loses an iconic local industry with today's announcement by Australian Paper that it will close the S... [read more] CFMEU warns poisoned berries just the tip of the unsafe imports iceberg - 23 February 2015
With the deluge of unsafe imports from China looming if the China Australia Free Trade Agreement is signed, the CFMEU is urging the Abbott Government to deliver on its election commitment to ensure that imported building prod... [read more] Beyond time to bite the bullet on overseas worker visa schemes as unemployment reaches 6.4% - 12 February 2015
As unemployment reaches 6.4%, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has renewed calls on the Abbott Government to urgently tighten the 457 and other temporary worker visa schemes, and revisit sections of free tr... [read more] Union movement will not allow workers' retirement savings to be eroded by shonky banks - 21 January 2015
The Australian trade union movement will campaign over 2015 to stop the Federal Government allowing a cash raid by Australia's big four banks on workers superannuation. [read more] Latest 457 visa data - local workers miss out on 6,500 jobs - 11 December 2014
The number of workers in Australia on 457 visas has remained steady despite rising unemployment and weak jobs growth, according to today's figures from the Immigration Department. [read more]
Current Campaigns
Why Mr Abbott should we put you first when you put local workers last?
Visit the Why Mr Abbott campaign website to find out why workers are asking Mr Abbott about his plans to extend the 457 visa scheme. [read more]
Federal Election 2013 Pulp and Paper Jobs Campaign
The CFMEU Pulp and Paper Workers' District is running a dedicated campaign to push political parties to act on jobs during the Federal Election campaign. [read more]
Let's Spread it Around
The CFMEU is campaigning for government policies that spread the benefits of the boom more widely. Policies that support the creation of more jobs in manufacturing, that give Australian workers priority on new construction jo... [read more]
Tasmanian Forest Agreement
Union members can be proud of their role in achieving the historic Tasmanian Forest Agreement Act 2013. [read more]
Carter Holt Harvey: Greater Green Triangle Campaign
CFMEU Members in the Greater Green Triangle District have been taking action to protect their jobs, their families and their community. Check this campaign page regularly for the latest news on the campaign, Union media relea... [read more]
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